This activity has nothing to do with literacy, but it's one of those things every mom should have. I made them with my kindergarten students, my own kids, and my friends' kids. The picture above was taken at my friend's house. I love the way she displayed her girls' handprints.
Here's a close-up of the finished handprint.
I bought the plaster at Lowe's. For each handprint, I used two cups of plaster and one cup of cold water.
I mixed the plaster in a plastic bag. I really hate the mess plaster makes. This is a fairly mess-free method.
Once the plaster is all mixed, I pour it into the mold.
Then, it's time to wait. I usually wait a few hours for the plaster to dry.
Once it's dry, I take the sentence strip off and pop the play-doh and plaster out of the tin. It sounds complicated, but it's really as easy as making a mold and pouring the plaster.
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